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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saturday Morning Sketch #5 - DEATH VALLEY

I know, I know...my original plan was to paint one of these a week. Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans......

Anyway, way back when I was co-supervising the Background Painting Dept. on The Prince of Egypt with Ron Lukas, we brought the entire department on a sketching trip to Death Valley. Three days of painting in the desert. For some reason I can't seem to find any of my paintings from that trip. Hmm...

We also shot lots of photo reference. This sketch is based on one of my photos.

14 comments:

Ben Mauro said...

Nice one paul!

abey said...

Beautyful colors and composition!

Jason Scheier said...

very nice! love how well you captured the light

Martin Bergquist said...

I love the colours! supernice...

Ashley Adams : Online Printing said...

Beautiful Paul. For a moment it felt like I was watching something by Monet or Van Gogh. Loved the brush strokes. The dabs are really exciting.

Toastage said...

So cool!

Erik D. Martin said...

really exciting lighting on that painting.

Marcos Mateu said...

Fantastic! the 'Death valley' light and color as it is on site to start the year, beautiful.
Happy 2010!

Thomas von Kummant said...

it looks like you´re doing all these wonderfull paintings very easily - grrrrrr:-)

Manoj a menon said...

woaw..paul..
thanks for sharing and thanks for being my friend..

happy new year 2010...
a big hi to everyone at dw..

tell em all that theres a big crowd waiting to learn how to train one's dragon..
were you part of the team..?

love your work always !!!
manoj.

Nick said...

Beautiful. Lighting, colour palette and loose brush strokes. This is exactly the sort of thing that keeps me returning to this blog time and again. Thanks Paul!

N

Adam Temple said...

Amazing pics of late...thanks for all the great inspiration.

Kelly Tudor said...

Hi Mr. Lasaine, hope you're doing well.
Love the colors in this, beautiful warms and cools.

~Kelly

rohan baikar said...

superb !!!!!